Stieglitz 19

Pop Up Exhibition Sybren Vanoverberghe

12 – 14 july

Opening July 12 at 8 pm


Sybren Vanoverberghe (°1996, Kortrijk) is currently following the Master programme in photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium. Since 2017 he is the co-founder of Pinguin, a project space showing art based on the medium of photography in Brussels. His most recent work 2099 has been influenced by the writings of German writer W.G. Sebald, especially in the method of working and combining different historical places together with images of (collective) remembrance. Deconstructed places and manipulated icons are working on an associative basis to create a new overview of the present. His work is based on the constant rise and fall of places and the cyclical character of history. Recurring motifs in his works are elements of history, nature, human legacy and the apocalyptic atmosphere that is often coming back in different series. The documentary character of an image is less important compared to the demystification of the subject photographed.